Carpenter, Zuckerman, & Rowley (CZR) is proud to announce that Keith Bruno has joined the firm as a partner.
Keith is an extraordinary trial lawyer who tried and won his first case just one month after passing the bar in 2002. Fifteen years and more than 150 trials later, he is still trying cases for people against large corporate and insurance interests. Keith has won numerous seven and eight figure jury verdicts.
Keith is a graduate of the University of Maryland where he earned his undergraduate degree, the University of San Diego School of Law, and Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College, with his most relevant schooling coming in the trial courts.
In addition to being a dedicated civil trial lawyer, Keith dedicated a significant part of his career to defending the criminally accused in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego, and Orange County. He has not only been a finalist for Trial Lawyer of the Year for his civil trial wins but also won the prestigious Don Simms Trial Attorney of The Year award in 2006 for his work as a Public Defender in Orange County.
Keith demonstrated consistent excellence that led him to be recognized by SuperLawyers as a Rising Star from 2009-2015, followed by the continued distinction of SuperLawyer in 2016 and 2017. In addition to those honors, Bruno has been selected as a National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers every year since 2014. He is a proud member of CAALA, CAOC, CASD and OCTLA.
Keith is known for trying and winning the toughest cases, often on very little notice. He believes deeply in the trial team approach to helping personal injury clients, and enjoys working with his colleagues as well as his wife and trial partner, Angela Bruno. Keith and Angela live in Orange County and try cases all over the state of California.